Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Gone Gold!

For the entire month of June, we are going to be featuring our all of the girls who have earned their Girl Scout Gold Award! We are so proud of their hard work and effort. We hope that by spotlighting all of these amazing projects, you will be inspired to go and make the world a better place. Congrats to all of the girls who have gone gold!

Pass on Plastic
Meghan raised awareness about the negative effects that plastics have on the environment, specifically beaches and marine life. “My Girl Scout Gold Award was an amazing way for me to explore my interests, find my passion, and make a difference,” said Meghan. “Working on my project opened so many doors for me and helped me think about my future and potential career paths.  I realized that I can make a big difference in the world.

Gym Games for Humanity
Alexis implemented a physical education program for children after school at Habitat for Humanity as a way to help prevent childhood obesity and improve team building. “Completing my Girl Scout Gold Award project has made me more aware of issues our country faces every day and how I can become involved in helping others,” said Alexis. “This project was the catalyst for my interest in education. Working closely with children had a lasting impact on me.

FFA Officer Camp
Rhiannon created lesson plans and activities for the Future Farmers of America Officers. She focused the lesson around improving communication, organization, and leadership skills. “I wanted to help the officers become better leaders and role models, and I believe I have made a difference,” Rhiannon.

Blast Off Back to School
Ciara’s Blastoff Back to School project was able to provide 100+ kids with their school essentials for the 2012-2013 school year, as well as give children a healthy lunch regiment for a proper diet. “I knew this project would inspire me to keep helping in the community, but I never imagined how much I would learn about the underprivileged in Princeton,” said Ciara.

The Joy Maker Project
Jamie recruited members of her church to bring activities to residents at the Masonic Home of NJ. “The activities we completed with the residents brought smiles to their faces,” said Jamie. “Working to achieve my Girl Scout Gold Award was rewarding in so many aspects, but most importantly, I have become a confident leader. The smiles of the residents proved that it was worth all the hard work.”

Coupons Can Help
In a time where food costs are rising, Monica was inspired to help her community save money on food by using grocery store customer loyalty programs paired with strategic couponing. She developed a way for people to donate their coupons to a local military base. Her creative idea inspired other Girl Scouts to do the same in their area. “My Girl Scout Gold Award project gave me the opportunity to help people by teaching a skill and giving community service,” said Monica. “Learning to coupon has helped my family too!”

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